Frank R. Woodbeck joined NSHE in April 2014 as executive director of the Nevada College Collaborative. He is responsible for starting and leading the effort to improve efficiency and effectiveness among Nevada's community colleges and to centralize business functions. The overarching objectives of the collaborative are to share talent, services and purchasing power between Great Basin College, Truckee Meadows Community College, and Western Nevada College.
Mr. Woodbeck previously served as the director of the Nevada Department of Employment, Training & Rehabilitation (DETR) where he oversaw operations for Nevada's Employment Security Division, Bureau of Vocational Rehabilitation, Nevada Equal Rights Commission, Research and Analysis Bureau, and Information Development and Processing. Prior to becoming director of DETR, Mr. Woodbeck served as the Director of Las Vegas Operations and Workforce Initiatives with the Nevada Commission on Economic Development (predessor to the GOED).
In his earlier career, Mr. Woodbeck spent several years as an executive in the broadcast industry with ABC Radio and The Washington Post Company.
Mr. Woodbeck currently serves on the board of directors for Three Square Food Bank and the Las Vegas Global Economic Alliance (LVGEA). He is the current board chair for Jobs for Nevada's Graduates.
He previously served on the cabinet of Governor Brian Sandoval as well as the board of directors for the Nevada Center of Excellence..
He received his bachelor's degree in business management from the University of Buffalo and has also completed graduate management courses at the University of Buffalo and Harvard University.
Mr. Woodbeck is a veteran of the U.S. Air Force and is a recipient of the Vietnam Service Medal and the Air Force Commendation Medal.